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1. Re: Some questions about Sierra Nevada
Oct 20, 2010, 1:49 PM

As far as i know you will have to make a connection in the bus terminal in Granada from sierra Nevada to Sevilla. But this is simply done as there is usually a bus that comes down from the sierra around 6pm (1hour journey) and it takes you to the terminal (there only is the one central bus terminal) then you should be able to get a bus to sevilla. I would advise you to check for exact details.

In terms of taking classes, and ski passes I found last winter that it was quite easy to organise everything on the day. But if you are going to be there during a busy time of the year, maybe better to save yourself some of the hassle and do a bit of research before hand. Or even ask the people who you booked the accomodation through.

As for staying a night in Granada, I would suggest it is a lot chaper and livelier than the sierra, but obviously does not have that apres ski feel.

2. Re: Holidays—May 1 and May 2 in Spain
Oct 06, 2010, 7:07 AM

Hey if it is fiestas that you are chasing, May 3rd is día del las cruces in Granada, where everything closes for the day.

1. Re: Air quality in the city
Sep 30, 2010, 2:26 PM

Hi Ken,

That is an interesting question. I have no idea what it was like 20 years ago, but today I would say that the air quality is pretty good. The only thing I have noticed is that there seems to be a lot of pollen in the air in springtime and hay fever sufferers are affected, but I do not think that the city is affected at all by pollution or smog.

3. Re: Granada- for those not speaking spanish
Sep 29, 2010, 1:42 PM

There is an english magazine that I am involved in, that is dedicated to helping non spanish speakers make the most out of their stay in Granada. gives info on cultural events and finding your way around the city. You can find hard copies of the magazine, in the tourist office or any hotel, hostal etc. or our website, look out for granada insider.

3. Re: Flamenco shops
Sep 13, 2010, 4:11 AM

el Corte Ingles is definitly more expensive than other shops. For flamenco clothing and music, try the area araound the cathedral, in particular calle mesones.

3. Re: Albayzin area…
Aug 26, 2010, 5:12 AM

I find that granada is a very safe city and there is very little crime. I regularly walk throught the albaycin (yes the streets are narrow, twisty and hilly) at night and have never encountered any problems whatsoever. as tourist in a foreign city you should always be careful of your belongings, but in compaison to other cities such as Barcelona or Malaga where pickpocketing a petty crime is a real problem, Granada is very safe.

1. Re: Best plazas for eating and drinking
Jul 07, 2010, 11:46 AM

I would advise that you check out Plaza Campo de Principe, or else Calle Navas, both of which have a wide selection of Restaurants to choose from with nice terraces and are largely good quality.

Plaza Nueva and Plaza Bib Rambla are the two most obvious centrally located squares, in my opinion these two are like most centrally located square in any city, food tends to be high in price and low in quality. But obviously great locations and lovely places to sit out on a summers evening and watch the world go by.

3. Re: Best plazas for eating and drinking
Jul 10, 2010, 7:03 AM

Its in the Realejo district, no more than a ten minute stroll from the cathedral, from Gran Via you continue straight up Calle Paveranas and follow the road around.

3. Re: Free Tapas/With Non-Alcholic Beverages?
Jun 29, 2010, 3:40 AM

I have found from experience that you will get a tapa with any soft drink that you order. But note that often a coca cola might be the same price or even a little more expensive than a small beer.

The only drinks you will not get a tapa with, is coffee or tea or a jucie if ordered int the morning.

Another pleasant non-alcoholic drink to try is “mosto”. This is a sweet grape juice.

If you are ordering lunch it is common that you will not get any tapas at all. As the food that you order will effectivly replace the need for a tapa.

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2 responses to “More Tripadvisor Love

  • Sara

    Some of the stuff that is in the post is quite useful, but what exactly is the point of putting up all of this from the tripadvisor website?

    Oh and I thought the last post on comparing your magazine to a baby was hilarious but I think it is obvious you have never really been a father, jaja!

    • Granada Insider

      Thanks for your comments Sara, the reason I have posted some of these comments up there as I am believer that you can learn a lot from listening to other people’s questions. Hence by putting up a few here with my responses it is just a way to help people discover more about Granada and the surrounds and learn about some interesting stuff that they may not have thought about otherwise.

      As for the baby post, well lets just say thanks for the comment!

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